"On the shore of the lake is a magnificent hotel, large enough to entertain 500
guests, built  under the personal supervision of one of Pittsburgh's most eminent
architects. The hotel is to be finished this season and is modern in every respect
-- electric lights, steam heat, four large stairways, two elevators, and every room
is an outside room with a fine view of the lake."
Copyright 2015 by Tony Austin
A Chronological History of Lake Toxaway
Sylvan Valley News, "A Visit To Lake Toxaway" 5/8/1903, digitalnc.org
March 8, 1903 - About six months after the dam was shut off, water
ran over the spillway on March 8, 1903, having been under
construction for thirteen months.